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Posted: 10/5/2004 7:36:48 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/5/2004 7:37:18 PM EST by dump1567]
I need one for a Scout Rail set-up Mini-14. Any recommendations?
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 7:37:59 PM EST
You're better off with iron sights.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 7:49:52 PM EST
I've had good luck with the Tasco PDP3 Propoint... solidly made and a bargain nowadays.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 8:29:57 PM EST
Hakko Tac-Points can be had for just under $100. They're no Aimpoint, but I believe they're the best under-$100 1x red-dot out there.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 8:50:43 PM EST

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
You're better off with iron sights.



+1
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 9:07:09 PM EST
Just cause you don't/can't spend alot on a scope, doesn't meen it's not good..
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 10:28:03 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/5/2004 10:28:44 PM EST by NYPatriot]
While not under $100, you should check out The Ultra Dot 30 Sight

It is actually a quality red dot optic for around $130.
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 1:31:32 AM EST

Originally Posted By coltshorty14:
Just cause you don't/can't spend alot on a scope, doesn't meen it's not good..



True dat.

I have the very good Bushnell 1x30 Multi-Reticle scope on my Beretta Storm and I couldn't be happier. Very good scope. It's rugged, has good reflex style reticles like the Eotech does, and it's only $70 from Midway with my C&R discount. Comes with rings too.

I've beat the crap out of it, and it's still zerod and working great.
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 1:47:19 AM EST
I've got a Millet red dot on my SLR-95 and it's been good for 7 years now. I think I paid $115 for it, although they may cost more now.
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 1:51:37 AM EST
I've got multiples and I've been through more. do us all a favor and stay away from the under 50 dollar scopes. I have two cheap ones presently I bought a used atn ultra sight digital for 90 bucks. worth WAY more great performance, stable and solid. And I just receieved my tacpoint. lemme tell you, i haven't mounted it yet but i am very impressed with A)quality (nice nice nice nice lighter than aimpoiont but nice) b) package (you get eVERYTHING with it) C) hakko warranty d) the thing is F'ing cheap and is a dead ringer for the real thing.

for the mini 14, I'd get a LER magnified scope though on the scout mount.
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 2:24:35 AM EST
Is this bait for a Tac Point arguement?
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 3:41:41 AM EST
If you like the aimpoint styleing then save up and get one or spend about $100 and get a Tacpoint. While its no AP it will serve you well and I doubt you'll be disapointed.
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 9:15:55 AM EST
Anyone here had any experience with the Tasco PDP2?

I haven't installed it yet, but it seems pretty well built, with a good 5moa dot and a nice polarizing filter....

I'm waiting for some parts to install it, the provided rings were too low to utilize on a flat top with a normal A frame front sight...

I got a ARMS #40 BUIS coming too!

Hooray.

Anyways, PDP2 thoughts?
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 9:20:04 AM EST

Originally Posted By StealthyBlagga:
I've had good luck with the Tasco PDP3 Propoint... solidly made and a bargain nowadays.



+1

I have one on a 44mag revolver for about 6 years and still works great.
I also had one on Mini-14 Ranch rifle for few years and it worked great too. However, the 30mm ruger factory needs to be modified a little to work correctly.

I've seen them for around $75 these days.
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 12:58:42 PM EST

Originally Posted By Thumpernator:
If you like the aimpoint styleing then save up and get one or spend about $100 and get a Tacpoint. While its no AP it will serve you well and I doubt you'll be disapointed.



Link Posted: 10/6/2004 1:15:21 PM EST
I suggest checking the EE, and Ebay for used Bushnell Holosights. I found mine for $150 and it looked like new.
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 2:08:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By pathfinder74:

Originally Posted By Thumpernator:
If you like the aimpoint styleing then save up and get one or spend about $100 and get a Tacpoint. While its no AP it will serve you well and I doubt you'll be disapointed.






I find nothing humorous about my post. Possibly you are just a ?
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 4:23:30 PM EST
I have the Leatherwood ES1x50TP from Bushmaster and so far I'm very impressed with it. It's a 1MOA dot with an 88ft. field of view at 100 yds. It holds zero well and has been very accurate. I like the reticle on my depts. EOTech's better, but this has a much wider field of view. 88ft. vs. 40 ft. at 100 yds. Hard to beat for $99.95.
Link Posted: 10/6/2004 4:24:51 PM EST
I've used a Propoint PDP2 with a generic riser mount on a flattop. It works fine, co-witness with front sight was pretty close. Personally, I'm not too crazy about the dot size, its OK for close range but prefer a smaller dot most of the time. But then, I don't think I'd like the 4 moa Aimpoint either, just a little too big of a dot for me.
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 8:28:18 AM EST
Well, results are in.

Arms #40 BUIS and a 22M68 mount w/ riser witha Tasco PDP2 works perfectly.

Seems rugged and cowitness is exactly what you'd want.

A good solution until I get an aimpoint.

Link Posted: 10/8/2004 9:26:35 AM EST

Originally Posted By CeramicGod:
Well, results are in.

Arms #40 BUIS and a 22M68 mount w/ riser witha Tasco PDP2 works perfectly.

Seems rugged and cowitness is exactly what you'd want.

A good solution until I get an aimpoint.




Why would he want a ARMS #40 on a Mini-14??? Let alone the 22M68 mount....
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 10:50:15 AM EST
You're right. I got carried away with my success!
Link Posted: 10/8/2004 4:48:40 PM EST

Originally Posted By Thumpernator:

Originally Posted By pathfinder74:

Originally Posted By Thumpernator:
If you like the aimpoint styleing then save up and get one or spend about $100 and get a Tacpoint. While its no AP it will serve you well and I doubt you'll be disapointed.






I find nothing humorous about my post. Possibly you are just a ?



Hardly a troll.. I'm laughing that you posted about Tac Point right after I made the first comment. I'm all for a Tac Point and plan on buying one first chance I get. I only shoot at paper... I'm not splashing through the sea in a Boston Whaler, boarding ships and downing tangos... So something that can take the abuse that a Navy SEAL puts a scope through is hardly my concern... which is why this thred interested me.
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